Program FAQs

Institutes

Young Women's Leadership Institute

Application Process

The institute applications can be reached here.

No transcripts or letters of recommendation are needed for Institute applications.

When applying for the Institute please include a Gmail address if you have one. This will help us add you to our GoogleClassroom.

Time Commitment

There will be a combination of set class time meetings and individual work to be completed independently between meetings. There is an orientation meeting on July 2, and the first session is Tuesday, July 6. Each course meets on weekdays for approximately 2-3 hours, at 1pm PT through July 23.

Virtual Learning

GoogleClassrooms will be the platform for our virtual Summer Institute. Students will be added to the GoogleClassroom one week before the institute begins. All class materials and communication will be shared here.

It is expected that students participate actively on GoogleClassroom completing assignments and contributing to discussions in a timely manner.

Age Group

For our Institutes, the material is primarily aimed for 10th - 12th graders. The youngest group who can sign up for the Institutes are 9th graders.

Participation and Assignments

Even though we are meeting virtually, active participation from all members is necessary and expected. Although assignments will not be graded, students are expected to participate in most synchronous sessions, and complete a majority of the coursework to receive their certificate of completion. Students who do not, will not be able to participate in organized completion activities. If there is one week of non-participation in the class (i.e. not attending set class time or completing assignments) students will be dropped from the Institute without a refund.

Refund Policy

JSA does not offer refunds. If for some reason a student is unable to attend a program they have paid for, they will receive credit to attend a future program. No credit will be offered once the program has begun.

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for our summer programs. Students can apply for scholarships in their program application. Please refer to our website for more information or contact Bradley Hill at bhill@jsa.org or 650-346-7674.

Further Questions

For additional questions, email jsa@jsa.org or call (800) 334-5353.

Civics Immersion Program

Application

The institute applications can be reached here.

No transcripts or letters of recommendations are needed for Summer Institute applications.

When applying for the Institute please include a gmail address if you have one. This will help us add you to our GoogleClassroom.

Age Group

For our Institutes, the material is primarily aimed for 10th - 12th graders. The youngest group who can sign up for the Institutes are 9th graders.

Time Commitment

There will be a combination of set class time meetings and individual work to be completed independently between meetings. There is an orientation meeting on June 9, and the first session is Saturday, July 12. In total, there will be 7 scheduled sessions of approximately 2-3 hours each, all at 1pm PT. Visit the BURD Institute page for the full class schedule.

Virtual Learning

GoogleClassrooms will be the platform for our virtual Summer Institute. Students will be added to the GoogleClassroom one week before the institute begins. All class materials and communication will be shared here.

It is expected that students participate actively on GoogleClassroom completing assignments and contributing to discussions in a timely manner.

Participation and Assignments

Even though we are meeting virtually, active participation from all members is necessary and expected. Although assignments will not be graded, students are expected to participate in most synchronous sessions, and complete a majority of the coursework to receive their certificate of completion.

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Refund Policy

JSA does not offer refunds. If for some reason a student is unable to attend a program they have paid for, they will receive credit to attend a future program. No credit will be offered once the program has begun.

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for our summer programs. Students can apply for scholarships in their program application. Please refer to our website for more information or contact Bradley Hill at bhill@jsa.org or 650-346-7674.

Who do I contact for further questions?

For further questions, email jsa@jsa.org or call (800) 334-5353.